Lexicon Urthus: A Dictionary for the Urth Cycle

Lexicon Urthus A Dictionary for the Urth Cycle Lexicon Urthus is an alphabetical dictionary for the complete Urth Cycle by Gene Wolfe The Shadow of the Torturer The Claw of the Conciliator The Sword of the Lictor The Citadel of the Autarch the seq
  • Title: Lexicon Urthus: A Dictionary for the Urth Cycle
  • Author: Michael Andre-Driussi Gene Wolfe
  • ISBN: 9780964279513
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lexicon Urthus: A Dictionary for the Urth Cycle
    Lexicon Urthus is an alphabetical dictionary for the complete Urth Cycle by Gene Wolfe The Shadow of the Torturer The Claw of the Conciliator The Sword of the Lictor The Citadel of the Autarch the sequel Urth of the New Sun the novella Empires of Foliage and Flower the short stories The Cat, The Map, and The Old Woman Whose Rolling Pin Is the Sun and Gene WolLexicon Urthus is an alphabetical dictionary for the complete Urth Cycle by Gene Wolfe The Shadow of the Torturer The Claw of the Conciliator The Sword of the Lictor The Citadel of the Autarch the sequel Urth of the New Sun the novella Empires of Foliage and Flower the short stories The Cat, The Map, and The Old Woman Whose Rolling Pin Is the Sun and Gene Wolfe s own commentaries in The Castle of the Otter The first edition was nominated for a World Fantasy Award This second edition, available for the first time in paperback, includes 300 new entries When the first edition was published, Science Fiction Age said Lexicon Urthus makes a perfect gift for any fan of Wolfe s work, and from the way his words sell, it appears that there are many deserving readers out there waiting Gary K Wolfe, in Locus, said A convenient and well researched glossary of names and terms It provides enough of a gloss on the novels that it almost evokes Wolfe s distant future all by itself It can provide both a useful reference and a good deal of fun Donald Keller said, in the New York Review of Science Fiction A fruitful product of obsession, this is a thorough dictionary of the Urth Cycle Andre Driussi s research has been exhaustive, and he has discovered many fascinating things it is head spinning to confront a myriad of small and large details, some merely interesting, others jawdropping.
    Lexicon Urthus: A Dictionary for the Urth Cycle By Michael Andre-Driussi Gene Wolfe,

    Lexicon Urthus is an alphabetical dictionary for the complete Urth Cycle by Gene Wolfe The Shadow of the Torturer The Claw of the Conciliator The Sword of the Lictor The Citadel of the Autarch the sequel Urth of the New Sun the novella Empires of Foliage and Flower the short stories The Cat, The Map, and The Old Woman Whose Rolling Pin Is the Sun and Gene Wolfe s own commentaries in The Lexicon Urthus is an alphabetical dictionary for the complete Urth Cycle by Gene Wolfe The Shadow of the Torturer The Claw of the Conciliator The Sword of the Lictor The Citadel of the Autarch the sequel Urth of the New Sun the novella Empires of Foliage and Flower the short stories The Cat, The Map, and The Old Woman Whose Rolling Pin Is the Sun and Gene Wolfe s own commentaries in The Lexicon Urthus is an alphabetical dictionary for the complete Urth Cycle by Gene Wolfe The Shadow of the Torturer The Claw of the Conciliator The Sword of the Lictor The Citadel of the Autarch The Lexicon Urthus is a beautifully produced book Corrected and greatly expanded since its first publication, the new edition is a treasure house of information, explanation and insight into the names, words and worlds of Gene Wolfe s Urth Cycle.

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  • LEXICON URTHUS is a dictionary prepared by Michael Andre Driussi of the unusual words and names used by Gene Wolfe in his four volume masterpiece The Book of the New Sun and its coda THE URTH OF THE NEW SUN Originally published in 1994, it swiftly went out of print and used copies went for high prices The publication of its second edition is to be heralded.Those who have read Wolfe s work know that he usually allows many of his archaic terms to be defined for the reader through context, but thos [...]


  • In a sense it s hard to believe that a reference work could be 5 5 stars, but the Lexicon functions almost as a companion novel to the Urth cycle and uncovers so much depth that it needs to be treated as a sixth entry in the series Not only did Andre Driussi track down every OED entry used by Wolfe, he pieces together many of the maddening and confusing bits of Wolfe s plotting concepts into a coherent whole, retroactively improving the Urth novels themselves, in a curious way Ultimately Wolfe t [...]


  • A large and detailled glossary of terms, characters and concepts of the Urth Cycle Inspiring, but I wished for theories and possible explanations TV Tropes and GoT forums may have been spoiled me.


  • Almost required reading for the Urth Cycle I used this when re reading Shadow Claw, and it upped the enjoyment factor by several orders of magnitude Highly recommended.



  • For those of you who are about to tackle Gene Wolfe s Book of the New Sun including the coda, The Urth of the New Sun , Michael Andre Driussi s Lexicon Urthus is a highly recommended companion resource.And why is that Wolfe, in an effort to be faithful to the series setting so far in the future of Earth that our history has been long forgotten, employs arcane words to describe people, objects, places and concepts, thus lending them an otherness that adds to and supports setting But beware he doe [...]


  • I admit, I couldn t get through Gene Wolfe s New Sun books the first time I tried Now on my second attempt, I m keeping this volume close at hand figuratively speaking, since it s in digital format.On the positive side, it s got a lot of invaluable background stuff such as definitions of obscure words, historical context and connotations of names, and explanations of the themes of the book On the negative side, the digital version was the cheapest I could find and I would have preferred a physic [...]


  • So, a book that serves as a guide to some trilogy or series always seems like a dicey concept I have to say, though that they ve been great reads in a couple cases Dune Encyclopedia, Lexicon Urthus a couple now that I ve gotten a hold of this book Lexicon Urthus does exactly what you need it to do, reading Wolfe s sprawling trilogy explain the concepts, the language, and their references.I don t become obsessive about the setting of every series I like, but if for whatever reason you read Book o [...]


  • This is the second edition of the Lexicon Urthus and contains new entries as well as all corrections The first edition from 1994 sold out quickly This is an amazing book and the result of careful study of the Book of the New Sun available for instance in the two omnibus editions Shadow and Claw and Sword and Citadel I guess it s possible to figure out many of these things on his own, but if you do not have the time or the resources to check the various references, this book is for you After brow [...]


  • While this book is a reference volume concerned with Gene Wolfe s tetralogy The Book of the New Sun, it s damn near as entertaining as the books it references Andre Driussi has done an admirable job compiling and researching the details of Wolfe s masterpiece It contains detailed definitions for the many archaic and unusual words used in the New Sun books as well as maps, character sketches, character and place name origins, and much Just opening this book to a random page recreates the heavy, [...]


  • I originally read Wolfe s Book of the New Sun tetralogy in the mid eighties, shortly after they were written I treated myself to re reading them in early 2009, and was just as agog at how good they were now as I was over twenty years ago In re reading them now, the Lexicon Urthus has been an invaluable companion that only deepens the experience


  • A great dictionary for the Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe don t read it if you don t want a lot of the subtle things in that great series spoiled for you


  • This book is a collector s item, meaningful only to fanatical readers of Gene Wolfe s Book of the New Sun For those readers, it s an amazing resource.



  • Meticulous dissection of Wolfe s Book of the New Sun that doubles up as the dictionary of numerous archaic and obscure terms that Wolfe employs Essential reading for any Wolfe fan.



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